John Paul Funes reports to Indiana prison Monday
BATON ROUGE - After John Paul Funes, once acting as Our Lady of the Lake Foundation's chief fundraiser, was sentenced to 33 months in Federal prison following his conviction for wire fraud and money laundering, he'll surrender to federal prison guards Monday.
Funes will serve time at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Here is more information on the prison.
Terre Haute is about 70 miles southwest of Indianapolis and about 700 miles - or 11 hours - from Baton Rouge.
There are just more than 1,300 inmates at the complex which includes a medium security prison and an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.
This handbook explains inmate life on page 4, reporting: "Each inmate is responsible for making his bed in accordance with posted regulations before work call (including weekends and holidays). Each inmate is also responsible for sweeping and mopping his cell floor, removing trash and ensuring the cell is clean and sanitary. Cardboard boxes and other paper containers are not permitted for storage due to their combustible nature. Lockers must be neatly arranged inside and out and all shelving must be neat and clean. Chairs are assigned to each cell and will not be defaced or marked in any manner by the inmate. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, razors and soap for personal hygiene are issued by the institution for indigent inmates. Inmates may purchase name brand items through the Commissary."
When sentenced by Judge John W. deGravelles, Funes presented a cashiers check for $796, 309.
Funes has a cashiers check for $796K he plans to hand over. https://t.co/dTHePlEkx7— Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) October 24, 2019